Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paperback 583: Rape of Honor / Willi Heinrich (Permabook M-4247)

Paperback 583: Permabook M-4247 (1st ptg, 1962)

Title: Rape of Honor
Author: Willi Heinrich
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $10

Best things about this cover:
  • Rape of Honor! It's like regular rape, except not at all like regular rape and made up by some emasculated douchebag.
  • Like I want to read a book about rape by a guy named "Willi."
  • If you killed the color Pink and left it to rot in the woods for a week, it would look like this.
  • Willi Heinrich is also the author of "Crack of Doom." Willi needs a new translator (his current translator, fyi, is Sigrid Rock)


Best things about this back cover:
  • "Yes, I know. I'm even less sexy up close."
  • Sartre *wishes* he wrote dialogue this bewildering / existential.
  • I assume that when she flings her gown open, she reveals that she's wearing her lucky Tweety Bird t-shirt.

Page 123~

Rupert stared aghast at her indifferent face. "You're married to the father of your husband?"

Seriously, Willi, fire Sigrid, 'cause this shit makes no sense.


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DemetriosX said...

Apparently Willi Heinrich really cranked 'em out over the years. They even made a James Coburn movie out of one of his books. This one was apparently called Liebe und was sonst noch zählt originally. That would be something like Love and Whatever Else Counts.

Something that's been showing up a lot lately is really bad text layout. Isolated words, words vanishing into the cover art. The hyphenation of "depraved" here really bugs me. Couldn't any of these outfits hire decent designers?

Pericles said...

Crack of Doom is a risible title. The novel itself is brutal and sad.

Marla said...

Despite the overall crappy look of the cover (scanning issue?), her orange slacks are awesome, as are the little bits of orange embellishment in the rest of her clothing. Actually, it's a pretty cool illustration if you get rid of him and the rotting-corpse pink.

Doug Brunell said...

Marla's right on this one.